The Louisiana House passed SB224 by a seemingly veto-proof vote of 70-24 on Monday. The bill would require an I.D. for all absentee and mail-in ballots.
The bill will now go back to the Senate, who will consider house changes. The legislation will not require voters to obtain any new or government issued I.D. to vote. Voters will be still be able to use a driver’s license or other state issued documents.
Louisiana joins a handful of states who have recently passed new election integrity laws. The scope of each respective measure has depended on the state, with Georgia and Texas grabbing most of the headlines.